Damaged Turkana roads disrupt crude trucking

Ministry of Petroleum and Mining PS Andrew Kamau. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The trucking stoppage throws into uncertainty the plan to make another crude oil shipment in March 2020.
  • The Ministry of Mining and Petroleum had disclosed plans to double the shipment of crude oil from Turkana in the first quarter of next year.
  • The country had planned to ship some 500,000 barrels of crude in March 2020, twice the volume shipped during the inaugural sale in August.

Trucking of crude oil to Mombasa has been halted due to heavy rains that have damaged roads in Turkana County.

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